L.A. Care Names Kahn as New CEO
Officials at L.A. Care, the nation's largest public managed care plan, Tuesday appointed Howard Kahn as the plan's new CEO, the Los Angeles Times reports. Prior to accepting the position at L.A. Care, Kahn served as a senior executive for Cigna Healthcare and as the founding president and CEO of the California Wellness Foundation. Kahn, who will begin his tenure in December, replaces Anthony Rodgers, who resigned in February after failing to disclose a conflict of interest; Rodgers is married to an employee of Blue Cross, one of eight health plans that subcontract with L.A. Care. "I'm particularly inspired by the position because the program has been an important base for the most medically needy people in California for a long time," Kahn said. L.A. Care oversees managed care plans that serve more than 700,000 Los Angeles County beneficiaries enrolled in Medi-Cal, CaliforniaKids and Healthy Families (Hayasaki, Los Angeles Times, 11/8).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.